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A series of hit-and-miss rainstorms that dumped near record amounts of rain in California's citrus growing regions during December wreaked havoc on picking schedules, and more rain was on the horizon.

In anticipation of the storms, most grower-shippers accelerated harvesting in early December.

"With the amount of rain we're getting, even with the proper planning we just can't get into some fields," said Joe LoBue, co-owner of LoBue Bros. Inc., Lindsay, Calif.

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